At Stanford University, we developed a concept called OccupationDNA. I am sure that several others may have already experimented with this concept, so we decided to take it to new level.
Just as any living thing has a DNA, similarly every occupation has a DNA too - its what the occupation requires for it to be fulfilled. We collaborated with data provided by US Dept. of Labor and developed the OccupationDNA (made up of a collection of 275 traits that we identified) for over 4500 occupation.
For all you recruiters out there, here are the main traits that we think should be present in a good recruiter:
Active Listening Traits
Judgment & Decision making Traits
Administration and Management Traits
Social Perceptiveness Traits
Education and Training Traits
Communications and Media Traits
Customer Service Traits
Take a moment and assess yourself and see if you are missing any of these traits. If you are, then you will know what areas to focus on to improve yourself.